[time-nuts] Clearest article yet on LightSquared's threat to GPS
Charles P. Steinmetz
charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com
Sun Jun 5 02:02:25 UTC 2011
>FCC commissioners are appointed for 12 year terms. I don't think the
>current president has had a chance to appoint one yet (?)
Commissioners are appointed for 5-year terms.
President Obama appointed three of the current/recent Commissioners
(Chairman Genachowski and Commissioners Clyburn and Baker), and he
reappointed Commissioner McDowell. (Commissioner Baker just left
the Commission to join Comcast.)
Commissioner Copps's term expired last June, but he is allowed to
serve through the end of this Congress. He is the only Commissioner
who was not appointed or reappointed by President Obama.
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